Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thought for the day: Banning Need for Speed
If we accept the notion that video games can alter the behavior of teenagers, shouldn't the first games to be banned be racing games? It seems unlikely that playing Counterstrike would cause school shootings, but playing Need for Speed would not result in reckless driving, which is ultimately much more frequent and thus more deadly. After all, people have easier access to cars than to guns and samurai swords.